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Nepal Reels As Death Toll Continues To Rise

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Humanitarian aid is slowly flowing into Nepal, but many areas remain inaccessible. Whole villages have been buried, and officials to fear that the final death toll will be over 10,000.

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The Takeaway

Chicago to Pay Millions to Victims of Police Torture

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chicago's police department has a troubled past of violence, but a recent agreement surrounding a horrific torture case could be a step forward. 

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Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Baltimore Burns, Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court, and The Pope Tackles Climate Change

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Takeaway explores the riots in Baltimore, we look at same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and we have an update on a Vatican conference on global warming.

The Brian Lehrer Show

PEN Writers Protest; Sen. Warren's Influence on Hillary; Food Industry Changes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The (Senator) Warren effect; the novelist Francine Prose; big changes to the food industry & an exploration of the most controversial elements of the Quran. 

All Things Considered

Fact Check: Is The Clinton Foundation 'The Most Transparent'?

Monday, April 27, 2015

Since Hillary Clinton launched her presidential run, her family's foundation has been scrutinized. The Clintons responded, calling it the most transparent organization of its kind. But is that true?

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All Things Considered

3 Reasons Republicans Might Cheer A Pro-Gay-Marriage Ruling

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage bans Tuesday. And even though Republicans are the traditional-marriage party, they just could welcome a pro-same-sex marriage ruling.

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WNYC News

New York Congressman Moves to Outlaw Police Choke Holds

Monday, April 27, 2015

The bill from New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries would make police chokeholds a federal civil rights violation. 

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All Things Considered

President Obama Relaxed Drone Rules For CIA Operations In Pakistan

Monday, April 27, 2015

In 2013, President Obama tightened rules for drone strikes in order to reduce civilian casualties. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Wall Street Journal correspondent Adam Entous who learned that the president secretly waived the new rules for CIA operations in Pakistan.

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All Things Considered

U.S., Japan Announce Updated Defense Guidelines

Monday, April 27, 2015

The updated 18-year-old guidelines reflect concern over China's growing influence and North Korea's nuclear capability. They also call for Japan to take a more active role in the Asia Pacific region.

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The Takeaway

U.S. May Lift Ban on Paying Ransoms

Monday, April 27, 2015

Senior officials say a White House-ordered advisory board will recommend lifting the ban on paying ransoms for U.S. hostages held overseas.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hillary Clinton's Cash Flows

Monday, April 27, 2015

New York Times reporter Mike McIntire discusses the news that Hillary Clinton approved a deal with a Russian uranium company that also donated money to the Clinton Foundation. 

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Loretta Lynch Sworn In As U.S. Attorney General

Monday, April 27, 2015

Lynch's nomination was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, five months after President Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder.

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The Takeaway

Roundtable: Coming Out as Trans Later in Life

Monday, April 27, 2015

At the age of 65, Bruce Jenner has announced that he is transitioning. Two transgender women discuss their experiences and what it means to transition later in life. 

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Morning Edition

Congress May Be Forced To Intervene Again On Mammogram Recommendations

Monday, April 27, 2015

Six years ago, a task force caused a firestorm by saying women under 50 may not need routine mammograms. The controversy was so great, that Congress passed legislation overriding the recommendation.

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Morning Edition

Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

Monday, April 27, 2015

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, we know a good deal about the justices' views already.

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WNYC News

What The Candidates to Replace Grimm Are Not Talking About

Monday, April 27, 2015

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In a special congressional election in Brooklyn and Staten Island next month, there's one issue neither of the main candidates wants to talk about.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Clinton Foundation’s Cash Flow; Bruce Jenner's Interview; NYC on Foot

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Clinton Foundation’s questionable cash flow; banning credit checks in the hiring process; a culture of distraction; great NYC walking routes & Bruce Jenner as trans spokesperson.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hope in Nepal, Tension in Baltimore, and Courage Among the Trans Community

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the earthquake relief efforts underway in Nepal, protests in the streets of Baltimore, and Bruce Jenner's interview with 20/20's Diane Sawyer.

Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.

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